Stardew Valley | How Long Can Plants Go Without Water?

Stardew Valley contains a large variety of plants that you’ll be able to grow as you progress through your countryside adventure. However, there will be times where you’ll forget to water your crops because of other in-game activities. When this happens, players often worry that this affects the growth of the plant negatively. So the question often asked is simple: how long can plants in the game go without water? Here’s what you need to know.

How Long Can Plants Go Without Water in Stardew Valley?

How Long Can Plants Go Without Water in Stardew Valley?

Crops and plants in Stardew Valley can go without water indefinitely so long as they’re in-season. An unwatered plant won’t die, but it won’t grow, either. Crows aside, the main threat to your crops is time, particularly the changing of seasons. Whether you watered them or not, standard crops will die in between seasons.

The only consequence that you’ll face for not watering crops is that the harvest time will be delayed. The delay will depend on how long it took for you to water it. If you weren’t able to tend to your plants for three days, you’ll need to wait the same amount of time for it to fully mature. You can, however, use the Speed-Gro Fertilizer to shorten the amount of time that it takes to grow crops.

You can purchase the regular Speed-Gro Fertilizer from Pierre’s for 100g. Keep in mind, though, that it only becomes available during the 15th day of Spring in the first year. You can also buy the Deluxe Speed-Gro at Pierre’s for 150g, but it only becomes available during your second year.

Alternatively, you can also craft both of the aforementioned fertilizers by using a couple of different ingredients. To create regular Speed-Gro, you’ll need one Pine Tar and one Clam and you’ll have to reach Farming Level 3. On the other hand, the Deluxe Speed-Gro requires one Oak Resin and one Coral. To get the recipe, though, you’ll need to be at Farming Level 8.

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